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    Thumbs down Best Buy trying to cash in on Heath Ledger's death

    Yesterday evening, only a few hours after the tragic passing of Heath Ledger, we received this e-mail from reader Don T., who stumbled across a thoughtfully arranged makeshift Heath Ledger Tribute at his local Best Buy in Mission Valley San Diego. A small sign, created by the company’s finest 1998-era laser printer, informs its customers that they should “Remember a Great Actor Through Great Performances”, tastefully suggesting that customers — who may not have even been aware of his passing — grieve the only way they know how: By reliving the romantic hijinx that is 10 Things I Hate About You.
    Take a look at this tribute, and then ask yourself: Too soon?


    Kudos to the store’s manager for realizing that from a tragedy, there comes profit.
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    Jerkoffs.
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    I don't really see whats wrong with it...? But I am usually way off with my thinking so don't mind me

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    I think it's tacky! But unfortunately their ploy will work and they probably will sell a good deal, if not all of them.

    I've looked on ebay out of curiosity and items that would have usually sold for $20 are now selling for $400 or so.
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    Dont get me wrong i thought he was great and the fact he's dead absolutely sucks but Australia are calling him a hero and stuff like that and its like 'Why?' He did Australia proud and was a remarkable talent but theres nothing THAT admirable about him. I hate the way the word 'hero' get thrown around like that. And if he did overdose on illegal drugs by accident, yeah, real 'hero'.

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    i heard about this and thought, tacky, but looking at the sign, its not so bad.
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    I went to the store to find a few of his movies myself, and wish they had them put together. It's difficult to find the "older" movies sometime. I struck out, finding nothing, and that was Tuesday. I was mainly looking for "Candy" because we had been discussing that movie at work (around the same time he passed away, and before knowing).

    R.I.P.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raspberry gashes View Post
    Dont get me wrong i thought he was great and the fact he's dead absolutely sucks but Australia are calling him a hero and stuff like that and its like 'Why?' He did Australia proud and was a remarkable talent but theres nothing THAT admirable about him. I hate the way the word 'hero' get thrown around like that. And if he did overdose on illegal drugs by accident, yeah, real 'hero'.
    I agree.

    Everyone is a 'hero' in Australia when it suits the media.

    Steve Irwin was a 'hero', even though he jumped around in front of animals like a kid with ADD.
    Shane Waugh was a 'hero', a womanizer and a cheater.
    Ben Cousins was a 'hero', a drug abuser and a clown.
    Bernie Banton was a 'hero', although a man who fought to the end, he wasn't always truthful.
    Kylie is a 'hero', for what? Surviving breast cancer... Please.

    I just really despise our media sometimes. They will sink the boot right in when you're down, but throw you up on a pedestal when they feel like it. And glorify you to the point one would think you would be applicable to Sainthood when you're dead.

    What gets me is that I don't think Heath received the appreciation in life that he is now getting in death, and that is a damn shame.
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    so fucking whack. At least wait until the corpse is cold. Jesus.

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    Well..it is not as bad as it could be. At least it was somewhat 'tastefully' done..nothing garish. It just does not surprise me...and it seems rather subdued in the black and white. Maybe I am just jaded? I do not have a big problem with it.
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    For some reason, I don't have a problem with it.

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    tacky. and in bad taste. there is such a thing as too much capitalism.

    i fucking hate the word 'hero'. it was annoying before 9-11 but since then especially it's been way overused to describe anyone doing anything even remotely positive. so now it's a word i associate with trite, corny patriotism at best, narrow-minded nationalism at worst.
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